The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana has held a grand thanksgiving service in Accra, in remembrance of the Bremen Missionaries from Germany and other pioneers who played various roles in the establishment of the church in Ghana 169 years ago.
The annual event, dubbed “Founders day”, was instituted in November 2013 to commemorate the gallant men and women of Christian faith whose dedicated efforts contributed immensely to the growth of Christianity and formal education in the country.
Speaking at the thanksgiving service held at E.P Church, Bubiashie in Accra, the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, Rt. Rev. Dr. Seth Agidi, paid glowing tribute to the founding members of the church for their devoted stewardship as faithful disciples of Christ.
He urged people serving in leadership positions in all Christian faith institutions to be inspired by the high spirit of evangelism and selfless devotion towards the emancipation of humankind from ignorance and deprivation.
“Let us be inspired by the spirit of gallantry and dedication to duty exhibited by the founding members of our Church, who, indeed, proved their worth as faithful servants of the Lord. We should not allow ourselves to be influenced by monetary gains at the detriment of seeking to liberate the underprivileged from the shackles of ignorance, discomfort and hopelessness,” he remarked.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Agidi used the occasion to condemn the increasing incidence of political violence and acts of intolerance, as well as hate speech and dishonesty among political activists ahead of this year’s general elections.